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Keith Amemiya                                  Nancy Budd                           Charlene Cuaresma            

Angelica Wai Sam Lao                        Kim Gennaula              Cheryl Ka’uhane Lupenui  

Wesley Lo                                          Jim Williams


Donald Horner, Chairperson

Brian De Lima, Vice Chairperson




Tuesday, March 6, 2012

1:30 p.m.


Queen Liliuokalani Building

1390 Miller Street, Room 404

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813




            1:30 p.m.                                Call to Order

            1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.           * Executive Session on Personnel, Collective

                                                            Bargaining and Legal Matters

a.      Update/Discussion on Hawaii State Teachers Association Contract and related Hawaii State Labor Board matters

b.      Consultation with the Deputy Attorney General on Board powers, duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities

            2:15 p.m.                                Reconvene General Business


I.                     Approval of Minutes

II.                   ** Public Testimony on Board of Education (Board) Agenda Items 

III.                  Reports/Announcements of Board Committees and Members

a.      Report of the Human Resource Committee

                       i.      Discussion on the Board’s review process of the Department of Education’s update of the 2011-18 Strategic Plan

b.      Report of the Finance and Infrastructure Committee

                       i.      Presentation/Discussion on Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs strategic approach to building 21st Century Schools in Hawaii

                      ii.      Discussion on the Board’s review process of the Department of Education’s update of the 2011-18 Strategic Plan 

c.      Superintendent’s Report

                       i.      Update on Race to the Top Progress    

                               Update on RTTT Progress

            d.      Hawaii State Student Council (HSSC) Report

e.      Update/Discussion on the Board Community Meetings

f.        Update on 2012 Legislative Session and Board testimony to Legislature

IV.                    Recommendations for Action:

a.      Discussion/Board action on the proposed School Year (SY) 2012-2013 Calendar

           Proposed SY 2012-2013 Calendar

V.                     Adjournment

* This portion of the meeting is a closed meeting under Section 92-4 and sections 92-5(3), and (4), Hawaii Revised Statutes.

** Any interested person may submit data, views, or arguments in writing to the Board on any agenda item.  An individual or representative wishing to testify should register prior to the meeting.  Testimony must be related to an item that is on the agenda and such person shall be required to identify the agenda item to be addressed by the testimony.  Each individual or representative of an organization is allotted two minutes, or an amount of time otherwise designated by the Chairperson, to provide testimony to the Board. 

In an effort to reduce costs and increase public access to meeting materials, the Board of Education (BOE) will no longer be providing copies of materials for distribution.  Instead, at each meeting there will be two (2) folders of materials for public review and, effective immediately, materials can be viewed online at  For those unable to print, the BOE Office will make copies of such materials at a cost of $0.25 per sheet.

Persons requiring special assistance or services, such as a sign language interpreter, should call 586-3334 at least three business days before the meeting. 


                                                                                                Donald Horner, Board Chairperson